Areas of Giving

Education, Environment, and Social Service

The Bayer USA Foundation is interested in receiving grant proposals that impact at least one of Bayer's major business communities and fall within one of the following giving areas:


Education and Workforce Development

  • Hands-on, inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs
  • Initiatives that provide innovative solutions to encourage more female and minority students to pursue a career in STEM

Environment and Sustainability

  • Environmental education opportunities for youth
  • Programs focusing on green building and energy-efficiency
  • Programs supporting issue-related work around sustainability

Culture & Social Service

  • The Foundation provides limited support for culture and social service organizations in major Bayer site communities. Proposals should focus on education or advocacy initiatives aimed at youth or underserved populations.

Geographic focus areas:

Berkeley/Northern CA; Kansas City, MO; Northern NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Shawnee, KS. Note: Proposals from STEM education programs with a national focus will be entertained.



The Foundation WILL NOT fund:

  • For-profit organizations or those without IRS code 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt status
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin
  • General operating support for United Way affiliated agencies; only support for special projects will be considered
  • Organizations or programs designed to influence legislation or elect candidates to public office
  • General endowment funds
  • Deficit reduction or operating reserves
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Charitable dinners, events, sponsorships, conferences, seminars
  • Community or event advertising
  • Individuals
  • Primary or secondary schools
  • Unsolicited requests for fellowships or scholarships to colleges/universities
  • Generally, university facility and administration fees
  • Research projects
  • Student trips or exchange programs
  • Athletic sponsorships or scholarships
  • Telephone solicitations
  • Organizations outside of the U.S.